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Procurement Assistant - Neath Port Talbot

Full Time
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West Wales
Neath Port Talbot
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Procurement Assistant
Neath Port Talbot

An exciting opportunity has arisen within an industry leading manufacturer in the Port Talbot who require an experienced Procurement/Purchasing Assistant to join their team. The Procurement Assistant should have 2-3+ years' experience within a manufacturing environment. The Procurement Assistant will be an active member of the procurement team, sourcing, negotiating and purchasing from suppliers.


- Raise raw material purchase orders according to the requirements of the ERP
- Send out RFQ to Supplier Base and if necessary, negotiate price and delivery
- In conjunction with other team members identify improvement activities within purchasing / material functions to improve efficiency with department paying particular attention to stock reduction, supplier lead reductions and stock availability.
- Share in departmental objectives and initiatives.
- To provide input to production meetings to ensure material availability in support of production requirements.
- Execute the sourcing process and manage ERP transactions.
- Use the ERP system in an optimal way to maximise internal transactional efficiency and minimise total costs, adopting best practice' and contributing to their improvement.
- Participate in business reviews with the suppliers / customers ensuring that both suppliers and internal requirements are being met.
- Support material quotations when necessary and other duties within the department.
- Address day-to-day challenges as they arise.
- Work additional hours if required within the business.


- Minimum of 3 to 5 years of previous experience in a manufacturing procurement role.
- Good IT skills required including knowledge of Excel and ERP systems required.
- Demonstrate effectiveness in teamwork and communications in a manufacturing organisation with procurement, suppliers, manufacturing assembly operations and engineering.
- Able to make effective decisions and to work within tight deadlines.
- Knowledge of various manufacturing and assembly processes with experience in engineering and advantage.
- Good problem-solving skills.
- Good people skills.
- Must be customer focused and have a sound appreciation of internal and external customers.
- Must be proactive, methodical and systematic in approach.
- Results driven - must be able to set, monitor and appropriately manage the achievement of own targets.
- Approachable and supportive, able to build and maintain collaborative productive relationships.
- Ideally CIPS qualified/a member of CIPS
- Good level of education (minimum GCSE A-C in English and Maths)

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Company Description

IntaPeople is a specialist recruitment consultancy offering first-rate talent solutions within technology and engineering.

Established in 1994, we are experts in sourcing high quality candidates for a wide range of permanent, contract and temporary positions across Wales, the UK and Europe.

Our mission is to provide first-rate, honest and transparent talent solutions that exceeds both client and candidate expectations at every step of the relationship.

Through the range of recruitment, talent management and recruitment process outsourcing solutions we offer, we help both organisations and individuals realise their full potential.

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